8 Things I Learned From My Shamanic Permaculture Course in Peru
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8 Things I Learned From My Shamanic Permaculture Course in Peru

It has been six months since I left Peru and the lessons are still sinking in. I vividly remember the journey to Paititi Institute, an impact center where I took my Shamanic Permaculture Design Course. A spine-chilling yet breathtaking drive through serpentine mountain roads with peaks of almost 5,000 meters.  Majestic valleys, mountain lakes, and […]

When College Isn’t Enough
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When College Isn’t Enough

 My university Biology major gave me a sense of urgency and despair. Global climate disruption, drastic deforestation and habitat loss, unprecedented species extinction rates, air and water toxicity, wars over scarce resources, overpopulation, and the social implications of the industrial growth society felt like an unstoppable avalanche of catastrophe. I wanted to make a difference. […]

Why is this Project in Nicaragua Distributing Genetic Material?
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Why is this Project in Nicaragua Distributing Genetic Material?

Project Bona Fide is a 26-acre demonstrative farm and experience-based learning center that promotes food security and sustainable living systems on Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua and throughout the larger bioregion. Using permaculture design, agroforestry, research, education, and community collaboration the project has grown to completely transform the landscape, form strong community ties, and share their […]

From Financial Consultant to Land Steward in Nicaragua
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From Financial Consultant to Land Steward in Nicaragua

Reposted from: http://circulo.com.ni/coming-full-circle When my friends would talk about how they want to grow up and be millionaires, I’d respond, “Screw that! I’m going to be a billionaire.” Growing up, I was consumed by expectations. I wanted what the world told me I wanted. I longed to be rich and successful and I knew there were certain […]

Transition Ethics: The Art of Compromise
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Transition Ethics: The Art of Compromise

Permaculture Design is many things to many people, but one of its pillars is a set of three ethics.  These as originally laid out by Bill Mollison are Care of the Earth Care of People Redistribution of the Surplus These are our primary directives for how to act to sustain the earth.  Or on a […]

The Reality of Intentional Community Living
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The Reality of Intentional Community Living

By: Sky Blue Living in an intentional community is one of hardest things you can do. Why? Well, despite our social nature we’ve managed to create a hyper-individualized society. The luxury is that you don’t have deal with people very much, and people are hard to deal with! The downside is we’re left empty, turning […]

Family Creates Wholistic Healing & Learning Center in Belize
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Family Creates Wholistic Healing & Learning Center in Belize

By Giulia Garofalo We stand knowing that to respond to our present global situation, a radical shift in consciousness is our key to meet an ecological age. We are here to assist in bringing this about by untangling present systems and patterns. We are driven forth by passion, and guided through with vision and patient […]

How to Create Sustainable Relationships for Living in a Community
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How to Create Sustainable Relationships for Living in a Community

By Cynthia Robinson & Roman Hanis There is nothing which feels more meaningful to us, and the others who make the Paititi Institute home, than living in a sustainable community dedicated to personal transformation and healing of both inner and outer landscapes. Paititi Institute for the Preservation of Ecology and Indigenous Culture was founded in […]